by cheri block
Santa Fe Plaza
Cooled by the rain
The Palace of the Governors
Here tourists are buying Indian jewelry directly from the artists instead of in a store. Several years ago, while here in Santa Fe, I added a small bracelet to my collection of storytellers’ bracelets that I started about 20 years ago. My bracelets were made by Navajo, Pueblo, and Hopi artists who work in silver and some gold.
The bracelet I brought with me to Santa Fe this summer reenacts an emotional scene with two high mesas, a thunderstorm, and three horses, kicking.
Yesterday, during our seminar on Archaic Man, I drifted into a day dream and found myself in my bracelet, riding a swift steed toward a majestic mesa, far from the hauntingly beautiful Sangre de Cristo Mountains.